Nov 12, 2013
Muppetology 101: Identifying International Sesame
Plaza Sesamo - Mexico, Peurto Rico
Plaza Sesamo is the Latin- American production of Sesame Street. It features a mixed cast of Panamanian, Argentinian, and Latin- Americans. The series began on April 3, 1995 and has been running ever since. The show's cast includes Abelardo Montoya, (Plaza Sesamo's version of Big Bird), Bodoque (a version of Oscar the Grouch), Lola, Pancho, Elmo, Cookie Monster, Grover, Ernie and Bert.
Sesamestrasse - Germany
Sesamestasse first aired in Germany on January 8, 1973. It is currently in it's 39th season. The cast includes, Ernie and Bert, Elmo, Grover, Cookie Monster, and a new cast consisting of Samson, Tiffy, Finchin, Buh, Feli Fliu, Rumpel the Grouch and his worm Gustav (version of Slimey).
Ruchov Sumsum - Israel
Sesame Park - Canada
Sesame Park was the Canadian counterpart of Sesame Street and aired from 1996 until 2002 on CBC, but Sesame Park has a much larger history dating back to several five minute segments featured on Sesame Street Canada. The shows cast are exclusively brand-new characters including Chaos, Basil, Louis, Katie, and Dodi.
That's all for now! We'll feature some more unique international soon! Class dismissed.
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